3 dead turtles, 7 dead penguins and 2 albatrosses found on beach in Sao Paulo, Brazil

26.08.18 Dead Marine Life In Brazil

Tortoise was found dead by bather in Guarujá, SP – Photo: João Carlos Azevedo / Personal Archive

Another 12 marine animals were found dead on the shores of the coast of São Paulo, between Friday morning (24) and Saturday (25). The three turtles, seven penguins and two albatrosses were already in advanced stage of decomposition, and were collected by the Gremar Institute in cities of the Baixada Santista, to be taken for necropsy.

According to information from the biologist Greane, Rosane Farah, on Friday, two turtle-headed turtles (Caretta caretta) were found in Bertioga and Guarujá. The teams were able to identify that they are two males, one adult and one still young. Also a green turtle (Chelonia mydas) was collected in São Vicente and a penguin in Guarujá.

Courtesy of g1.globo.com


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